If you want your children to thrive, you've come to the right place.

Thank you for your interest in applying to Shanghai American School.

Our 2022-23 admission season is now open and applications can be submitted here.

Please note that we are currently full and no longer accepting applications for the first semester of the 2021-22 school year.  We are, however, still accepting applications for the second semester, which begins on January 4th, 2022.  Seat availability for the second semester will be more clear by mid-November, 2021.

At SAS Admissions, we are deeply committed to student success and can’t wait to meet students who would thrive here. And the enthusiasm is often returned: A high schooler who had blossomed through newfound friends, academic challenges, and the abundance of opportunities, stopped by simply to say, “Thank you for the chance to come to SAS.”

Our door is open, and we’re here to help you to get to know us. Welcome!

– Alice Li-Arndt, Director of Admissions + Enrollment


Get ready to hone your friend-making skills.


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Whether your family currently lives in Shanghai or will be relocating to this exciting city, we understand the importance of finding the right educational fit for your child. Our Admissions officers are committed to assisting you however we can and assuring the experience is as smooth as possible.

Apply to SAS Once you've ensured that your child is eligible to apply, you can begin your application anytime.